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    Post Koh Samui Beaches

    Bo Phout Beach

    This sandy stretch of beach, bending around the northern bay of the island, offers the natural beauty and peace of southern Thai beaches. The calm sea makes this a great spot for water sports. The proximity to the fishing village lets the visitor observe the traditional lifestyle still carried on by the local fishermen.

    On the two sides of a small road along bop hut beach are the remaining traces of a Chinese community and the local shops.
    And restaurants keep the touch of old style Chinese architecture. A fair distance away from this area we find a nice place to sunbathe and swim.



    Mae Nam Beach

    The peaceful, white sandy beach of bop hut curves gently over five km along the northern coast of Samui island. The beach offers lovely views of the neighbouring island of Phangnan.

    Many tourists choose Mae Nam Beach because of its beautiful scenery, peacefulness and its clean sandy beaches. It is a delight for homeymooners and families, who are looking for a romantic, private atmosphere

    The community in this area is quite large and well developed. The Koh Samui Koh Pha Ngan Pier is also located here. We find many accommodations, restaurants, diving schools and water sport shops. There are not yet any noisy bars or nightclubs in this area.



    Chaweng Beach

    This beach of delicate white sand stretches for about seven kilometers along the eastern coast of the island and is the most popular beach on Koh Samui to date. It fascinates with its swaying palms and its natural beauty.

    Moreover, it is the centre of a wide range of accommodation and entertainment options. Twenty years ago Chaweng was merely a small fishing village. Now, contrarily, it has become a favorite for both Thai and foreign tourists. The hotels, beach bars and discos scattered along the coastline are clear evidence of the great transformation and offer many kinds of entertainment until late at night, Chaweng features various Thai, Chinese and European restaurants, catering to all tastes.

    The middle part of Chaweng beach is the liveliest and features uncontaminated soft, white sandy beach with a wide choice of accommodations and prices ranging from a few Euro per night to the luxury of creative five star hotels with all amenities.



    Lamai Beach

    Lamai Beach is the second most popular beach on koh Samui and behind the golden coloures fine sand, a wide range of beach bungalows and hotels can be found scattered between swaying palms. Behind the beach line a good choice of restaurants, shops and amusement venues cater to all tastes.

    The village of Lamai retains the charm of an original community and is favoured, due to its tranquilly, by many foreigners, who spend a longer period of time on. The island. It is not difficult to find many places that are quiet and private to get away and relax.

    The beach is approximately four km long. Both the northernmost and southernmost areas are quieter. A number of scenic rocks and coral reefs make this part less suitable for swimming compared to the middle part of the beach.



    So what is your favourite Koh Samui Beach?

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    I think that you should go & look around Krabi.
    Welcome any way

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    The best beaches on Samui are nicely secreted between Bophut and Maenam...

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    I quite like Coral Cove on the east coast between Chaweng and Lamai although its been 2 years since I was last in Samui so it may have been 'discovered' by the masses by now . For total peace n quiet the south near Thong Krud is worth the bike ride .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tickiteboo
    For total peace n quiet the south near Thong Krud is worth the bike ride .
    I'd go with that,,been through many many times,,found a nice little shop there.

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    lamai was the best for me, about 2001, was some nice cafes on the beach, good accomadation, and cheap, and just across the road when the sunset, soem good beer bars one was owned by a small chap, english, called alan, world bar if i remember

    havent been back since
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    Maenam is abosolutely number one (No. 9 on Asia Top-10 beaches) - not crowded; quiet with no noisy bars, but a number of nice restaurants. You can swim at both high and low tide, all year - apart from the weeks with the monsun. However, due to the rivers (Mae Nam), the sand is more rough and yellow than Chaweng and Lamai - but that is well compensated by the outstanding view to Koh Phangan.

    The other beaches have each their charm, Chaweng espicially if you are for party life with good house music and some techno.

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    Quote Originally Posted by somtamslap View Post
    The best beaches on Samui are nicely secreted between Bophut and Maenam...
    Agree with you Somtamslap. Five years ago, I had a nice place next to the water near Bophut and enjoyed the beach. I outgrew the desire to be on Koh Samui and have since moved near Udon. There are a number of nice beaches in Thailand that are not big tourist destinations and are described on this site. Unless you are a party animal, I would highly recommend some of those beaches to visit. They are more of what I was looking for over 20 years ago when I first started coming to Thialand.

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